14 May 2020

The off-roading Lexus we’re still waiting for

Lexus unveiled its tough ladder frame GXOR concept last year, and we’re still wondering if the brand will give us a toughened up off-roader anytime soon. For the plenty of grey nomads wandering Australia with a camper on the back and a boot full of supplies, this might just be

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01 May 2020

The ultimate 4×4 camper is up for sale

Incredible MAN off-road camper and Hamen dual-axle trailer are up for grabs. SNAG YOURSELF a deal on this military-grade camper, built by Queensland’s SLR Motorhomes and based on the tough-as-concrete 2017 MAN TGM 16.290 4×4 Off Road Expedition Vehicle, which is being sold as part of a liquidation. The extreme

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Why you should buy a bullbar
22 Apr 2020

Six reasons why you need a bullbar

Bullbars aren’t just about making your 4×4 look good, here are six reasons why you need a bullbar.

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17 Apr 2020

The best new and used 4×4 bush wagons

There are more 4×4 wagons on the market today than ever before but only a few of them are truly bush-capable. Whether new or secondhand, these are the top five bush wagons that can take you to the most hard-to-reach places in Australia… and get you home again.

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14 Apr 2020

Chinese Haval building a Defender/Bronco rival

Retro-inspired mini off-roaders are becoming the rage, and this is the first next-gen model we’ve seen to come from China. Chinese carmaker Haval will replace its mid-size H5 SUV in a completely redesigned package. Bringing a boxy, squared-off look and some off-road parts, it appears Haval wants a rival to

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09 Apr 2020

Land Rover says it could build a new Defender ute

Do you want to see a ute version of the new Land Rover Defender? It’s possible. ARE WE soon to see the return of Land Rover’s Defender ute? Maybe. The new Defender’s D7x platform underneath is ready to carry a new-generation Defender utility-body, according to a Land Rover source speaking

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Mitsubishi Pajero 2021 return australia
27 Mar 2020

Mitsubishi Pajero could return as a four-pot hybrid

A loose report from Japan suggests the Mitsubishi Pajero is in fact not dead. WE’RE ALREADY hearing that the new Toyota LandCruiser will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel from the Prado, and now, apparently, Mitsubishi will revive its Pajero challenger with a four-cylinder petrol hybrid drivetrain. Next-generation four-wheel drive

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23 Mar 2020

Why 4×4 ground clearance isn’t the same for all vehicles

Ground clearance is a fundamental measurement for 4x4s, but it’s not always what you think and the message from car makers can be confusing.

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Ford Bronco full size leak
10 Mar 2020

Full-size Ford Bronco image leak

It seems there’s a leaky ship at Ford, with images of the full-size Bronco leaking just after the Ford Bronco Sport. NOT LONG after we reported leaked images of the baby, soft-roading Ford Bronco Sport, an image of the full-size Ford Bronco landed in our inbox. This time, the alleged

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Ford Bronco Sport image leak
10 Mar 2020

Ford Bronco Sport image leak

The baby to the Bronco, the Bronco Sport will bring a softer, more affordable throwback to Ford’s iconic offroader. IMAGES OF Ford’s upcoming Bronco Sport have leaked on to the internet ahead of the blue oval’s official launch. Showing what looks like a production-ready version of the new SUV, the

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Jeep Gladiator Australia 2020
04 Mar 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator price matches Ford Ranger Raptor

Australia’s only open-air ute will arrive soon and pricing for the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon starts square at its rival the Ford Ranger Raptor.  JEEP’S ALL-NEW Gladiator ute is almost in Australia and will be priced from $75,490 plus on-road costs. The first Gladiator since 1963, the new dual-cab ute which

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28 Feb 2020

How to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged

Getting stuck while driving off-road when you’ve got mates around isn’t such a big deal. Here’s how to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged.

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Australia's Land Rover DEfender 90
27 Feb 2020

Land Rover’s new 297kW Defender 90 in Australia this year

Small and mighty, the Land Rover 90 SWB will hit Australian shores soon, packing a lot of grunt and features. LAND ROVER will introduce its shorter Defender 90 in next-generation guise later this year as the little brother to the 110. Arriving in October in P400 First Edition trim, it

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haval H9 great Walla Steed desert simpson australia
04 Feb 2020

How to drive across the Simpson Desert in Chinese 4WDs

We drove across the Simpson Desert in two Chinese four-wheel drives. The seven-part series is complete and this is everything you need to know about it.

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